[Marxism] Syria: Correcting the Narrative, Building Solidarity—A Conference Hosted by the London Middle East Institute, SOAS

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jun 6 16:29:04 MDT 2014


Please join us for this daylong conference hosted by the London Middle 
East Institute at SOAS & co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East 
Studies at the University of Denver, Amnesty International UK, Critical 
Muslim, PULSE Media, EA WorldView & Oxford Solidarity For Syria

Session 1 [10:00 am – 12:00 pm]

The Character & Changing Dynamics of the Syrian Revolution

Gilbert Achcar
Professor of Development Studies & International Relations, SOAS, author 
of 'The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising')

Robin Yassin-Kassab
Author of 'The Road From Damascus', co-editor of Critical Muslim & PULSE

Salwa Ismail
Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East & Head of the 
Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, author of 
'Rethinking Islamist Politics: Culture, the State and Islamism'

Rima Majed—Moderator
PhD Candidate in Political Sociology, Oxford University, member of 
Oxford Solidarity For Syria


Session 2 [2:00 pm – 4:00 pm]

Combating Media Distortions, Challenging Dominant Narratives on Syria

Bente Scheller
Middle East Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, author of 'The 
Wisdom of Syria’s Waiting Game: Foreign Policy Under the Assads'

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
Co-editor of PULSE, author of 'The Road to Iraq: The Making of a 
Neoconservative War', contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books, Al 
Jazeera, Guernica

Scott Lucas
Editor of EA WorldView, Professor of American Studies at the University 
of Birmingham, author of 'Orwell' and 'The Betrayal of Dissent'

Nader Hashemi—Moderator
Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver, 
co-editor of 'The Syria Dilemma'


Session 3 [4:30 pm - 6:30 pm]

Building Solidarity: What Concrete forms of Action Can We Take to 
Support the Syrian People?

Kristyan Benedict
Crisis Response & Tactical Campaigns Manager, Amnesty International UK

Rima Majed
PhD Candidate in Political Sociology, Oxford University, member of 
Oxford Solidarity For Syria

Reem Al-Assil
Member of the activist collective Freedom Days & the Syrian Nonviolence 
Movement

Danny Postel—Moderator
Associate Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, University of 
Denver, co-editor of 'The Syria Dilemma'

Plus a special video message from Syrian playwright Mohammad al 
Attar—via Beirut

This conference is free and open to the public. No registration 
required. Just show up!



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